However on Might 5 he’s again – and his return will coincide with one other large second as ONE makes its on-ground debut within the USA – internet hosting the occasion from Colorado.
Northcutt is understandably excited concerning the prospect. “Oh man, I’ll let you know what, it feels so good to be again. It’s been some time. I’ve been itching to get again,” he stated.
“Not solely that, getting the battle in america, the primary U.S. card for ONE Championship, I couldn’t be extra excited for that.
“You’ve got an unimaginable fighter, Demetrious Johnson, headlining the cardboard, so the cardboard’s gonna be tremendous thrilling, particularly for the primary card within the U.S. I’m so excited.”
Nonetheless simply 26-years-old he has a lifetime forward of him in MMA phrases and is able to construct on his 11-3 total report.
“Being 26 years outdated proper now, I’m nonetheless extraordinarily younger, so I’m wanting ahead to a protracted and profitable profession. I really feel like I’m simply getting began, and I’m nonetheless so younger that I can have a variety of fights.
“Lots of people can be considering, ‘Hey, Sage may need some ring rust.’ It’s been three-and-a-half years. It’s just a little little bit of time. However I’ve been coaching, I’ve been staying sharp.
“I really feel like I’ve improved in a variety of completely different areas. I’m wanting ahead to exhibiting it.”
Opponent Ahmed Mujtaba can be no pushover. With a 9-2 total report he has recorded two spectacular stoppage wins in his final two outings and can be trying to make a press release with a excessive profile win on Might 5.